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Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Pedregal, Distrito de David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama

Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 06:52
06:52 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.6 quake 21 Jan 1:32 am (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 21 Jan 1:32 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred early morning on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 1:32 am local time near Pedregal, Distrito de David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Canegua (pop. 14) located 78 km from the epicenter, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) 96 km away, San Lorenzo (pop. 1000) 97 km away, Puerto Armuelles (pop. 11,700) 99 km away, David (pop. 82,000) 103 km away, Las Lomas (pop. 11,700) 103 km away, San Pablo Viejo Abajo (pop. 6,000) 106 km away, and La Concepcion (pop. 17,700) 114 km away.
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Date & time: 21 Jan 2021 1:32 am (GMT -5) local time (21 Jan 2021 06:32 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.5°N / 82.43°W (North Pacific Ocean, Panama)
Primary data source: EMSC

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